Library of Fragrance isn’t just out to make you smell good, they’re out to evoke too. They evoke childhood memories, gardens in the rain, Christmas, beach holidays…you name it, it’s probably there.
Library of Fragrance Play Doh plays a joker card but in fact it deserves to be taken seriously. Within that evocative Play Doh aroma is actually a thick, rich-as-custard vanilla that immediately made me think of Dior Hypnotic Poison. Yes- within that adorable pumpkin bottle from Dior is a gourmand marzipan/vanilla that I could not stop sniffing the second I sprayed it ( see my previous review on this blog) . I don’t even like gourmands as a rule, but I adored Hypnotic Poison. Utterly addictive, and sadly to be retired to the discontinued pile, Dior Hypnotic Poison fans should dry their tears and seriously consider Library of Fragrance Play Doh as a sub.
On top of this affectionate comparison comes another. Back in the 1990s when I was living in London, I interrupted my twenty year marriage to Chanel Cristalle and had a quick fling with The Body Shop Vanilla Oil. So rich it was boozy- I often received such remarks as “Have you been baking?” and “Mmm, you smell LOVELY”. Once again, Library of Fragrance Play Doh brings back a memory of that thickly golden scent that they haven’t quite captured these days at The Body Shop.
So wear your Play Doh with pride. You will get misty-eyed people of a certain age entranced by your scent, or entering a bakery and buying a vanilla crown without knowing why. As for me-I’m going to wear it because it’s marzipan without calories.
Stockists: You can buy Library of Fragrance Play Doh online from Library of Fragrance. The price is £15 for one bottle or £25 for any two bottles from the huge range.